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under siege security forces asked for dozens of people out of a mosque in cairo where manning pro-war supertaster remain holed up this follows days of deadly clashes in which hundreds have been killed. above the laws since two thousand and eight league documents indicate that's how long the us national security agency has been playing by its own rules look into these latest revelations by whistleblower edward snowden. and russian punk band pussy riot received their prison sentences a year ago today we talked to the one member who was freed and examined how their controversial performance affect society.
it is three pm in the russian capital you're watching artsy on marina joshie welcome to the program. in the age of two the standoff between protesters who are holed up in a mosque and security forces seems to be drawing to an and hundreds were barricaded in the building overnight fearing arrest if they left the building dozens are now being escorted away well we can see what appears to be a more thesis of poor are being arrested by security forces and the others who were seen leaving the building where mostly women or people initially sought refuge in the mosque during friday's nationwide day vandar that led to nearly one hundred deaths over seven hundred thirty people have now been killed since the protests kicked off earlier in the week r.t.l. truth is in cairo for us. inside this mosque being a makeshift field hospital and also a morgue during the yesterday's clashes which were extremely bloody thousands of
protestors basically sent out desperate messages through the night saying they didn't have water or food they were late on the scene there was gunfire coming from the security forces they had injured in women and children and they wanted to get towns yesterday it was an extremely bloody day there were many many fatalities across the country mr brotherhood for their part one of the spokespersons go ahead and have beds claims that the health ministry here has been forbidden from releasing the truth to sticks of the casualties by the government when we cannot verify that piece of information this all kicked off off the twenty eight march has been launched across the capital. and in off and runs the square and the looks at the security forces essentially opened fire on the protesters who they claim that they were sometimes it was a pretty hectic day with just gunfire raining down meanwhile this also exploded across the country with many pockets of violence in different governorates on deck basically in many of the major cities in egypt so at the moment the situation is
extremely tense we're not sure you know how the day is going to come out we've got these daily protests happening that the unsecured lines which of the people behind these. marches are saying they going to have practiced every single day. ok so expect this to be further violence today tomorrow and for the rest of the week. check out the truth twitter feed tube for many more updates on what's going on in egypt. the in the. well the bloodshed began when the military raided to protest camps supporting ousted president morsi on wednesday and the deposed leader has plenty of people backing him and a wider region to. and here's a pro morsi demonstration in the stamboul with participants numbering in the thousands of the are demanding an end to the bloodshed in turkey's leaders also can damage what's happening in egypt similar scenes in the yemeni capital tens of thousands of people tearing up there but neighboring saudi arabia has taken an
opposing stance they set it up the government is fighting against terrorism and the kingdom fully supports that washington was among the western nations who can damned what's happening but haven't done anything else. we're talking about our larger strategic interests our national security interests in the region the role that egypt plays certainly there have been some significant bumps in the road but our focus is on getting back to a sustainable path to democracy i would argue that your policy has served so far has served national security u.s. national security interests in the interests of regional security well met are you to you're talking about our aid to egypt no i'm talking about your policy towards egypt in general not just the money the approach that you have taken since more more president morsi is ouster do you believe that that has promoted or advanced either u.s. national interests or the interests of regional security well obviously egypt is
going through a challenging time right now what our focus is on what deputy secretary burns his focus was on when he was in the region what the secretary's focus is on every call he's making is how to return to a sustainable path to democracy how to end the bloodshed so we have valuate our relationship every single day and what that means that you can't you're not answering my question do you believe that your policy has advanced u.s. national interests or the interests of regional security yes no and if the answer is yes what interests have been we don't look at it through that prism or looking at our longer term interests here. the u.s. admits there are significant obstacles on the path to democracy for idjit bright now but it's constantly stopped short of saying the president's removal was a coup and their one point five billion dollars a year in military aid is still flowing into egypt while we also talk to pro-democracy activists for team aside who says america's inaction is making
matters worse it's actually quite shameful to see countries and leaders of western governments who hail themselves because of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in into it what obama came out and said yesterday is simply not enough this is what the obama subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the only may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to side with democracy in egypt they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling ambassadors and the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and a revolution. will go to r.t. dot com for our egypt timeline for much more on what's happening in the country
we've got social media reaction there including for an account plus more videos from the scene. fresh revelations claim america's national security agency has been violating privacy laws thousands of times per year since two thousand and eight that's according to and i say audit and other documents leaked by the press by whistleblower edward snowden are he's going to can has the details. a leaked n.s.a. internal audit for the year twenty twelve shows thousands of violations and those are the ones that the n.s.a. itself has documented and other paper provide some details on how the agency avoids scrutiny from its supposed to oversee years that justice department n.s.a. analyst are instructed to give only a broad rationale for for targeting someone and the analysts are specifically
warned that they must not provide the evidence on which they base their suspicion the n.s.a. defend itself by saying the information is available even requested by overseers but generally from these documents we get the impression that not only has the public being in the dark about these programs but also those who are supposed to provide oversight one of the documents for instance shows that the foreign intelligence. surveillance court which has the authority over some n.s.a. operations did not learn about a new collection method and till it had being in operation for many months the court ruled it unconstitutional so in twenty eleven the court ordered the n.s.a. to comply with standard privacy protections or stop the program but the obama administration has fought a freedom of information lawsuit so the administration's main shield for these programs is secrecy it can brush off any opinions on state secrets grounds
basically on a news conference earlier this month president obama found it off attacks on the surveillance programs conducted by the end of scene he says to no breach of privacy average curse and such abuse only hypotheticals. but you're not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and. you know listening in on people's phone calls or in appropriately reading people's e-mails what your hearing about is the prospect that these could be abused now part of the reason they're not abuse is because there are these checks are in place and those abuses would be against the wall that statement from president obama seems to be in doubt now and he's administration though has once again the fan of the n.s.a.'s activities and agency representative says they are increasing efforts to eliminate mistakes in the air or intelligence analysts graham or
a trainer harvey believes that the u.s. government itself is heavily involved in the organization optimistic spying. this is domestic surveillance and it is politically hugely embarrassing that's why i don't think heads will roll because as i say the administration itself is so totally involved there is something called the foreign intelligence surveillance court now this is a very old gus body that was set up with the whole role that it would approve individual cases of surveillance because under american law the f.b.i. and secondly the cia and n.s.a. on not allowed to surveil american citizens and yet more to receive with this latest revelation courtesy of it was snowden the massive thousands of surveillance incidences
a year this is incredible is it as i say. the worst thing that happens to any government is political embarrassment and they have this in scads also i have for you this hour here in r.t.s. storm over bottled water we bring you a report on the industry that's struggling to keep its profits high an image pure. on your comment like these policies so you. pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher.
please rightly simply search for. and i would think the church. on our reporters. instantly i. immediately. welcome back this is r.t. now three regions in russia's far east are preparing for the worst flooding in a century with water is expected to peak on saturday so far as there are two thousand people have been affected by the floods with over half of them relocated
by the emergency services artie's paul scott isn't one of the stricken districts. the flood stretch from east to west the distance of two thousand kilometers and from north to south a distance of five hundred kilometers now there was a real concern that the situation could get worse with more rain on to supply did over the next twenty four forty eight hours or so the flood levels are expected to peak in the middle of next week and in particular there are two focal points where our people are seriously concerned that these are the hydroelectric power stations where water levels at the moment it's a critical level now there's a real fear that the imo river which you can see behind me could bust its banks once more and compound much is even close in attempt to try and counter that or throw it to use or allow it water it's a flow through that adams out of increased rates of twenty percent to try to relieve some of the pressure on the lower the floodwaters there around three thousand military personnel in the region as well they're about about hospitals but about kitchens as well providing simple food such as bread to help those people who
have been displaced mosco was doing it's great to limit the damage being caused but the real concern is with will flood. water is expected in the coming days the flood levels could rise the situation could be about to get was. an hour to some other news making headlines around the world a prison riot has left forty injured in bahrain guards used stun guns tear gas and ride sticks on the one hundred inmates who were protesting over conditions most of the prisoners are said to be political and human rights activists held on terrorism charges bahrain recently expanded its and i terror laws seen by many as an attempt to quash the ongoing anti-government unrest. the leader of lebanon's militant group hezbollah is promising vengeance for the victims of thursday's bombing of the party's stronghold in beirut a song the straw accuses a sunni muslim as of coordinating the blast which left twenty one dead and three hundred injured he said he would even double the man fighting in syria if that's
what it takes to stop the attacks it's feared rising to. over this year in conflict will destabilize lebanon as fragile peace. britain's prime minister wants the e.u. dispatch observers to gibraltar over the ongoing border with spain tougher border checks of drivers queuing for hours to get into the wrong david cameron claims the controls are politically motivated and illegitimate relations between the countries turned sour after gibraltar built an artificial reef spain oppose it saying it would hurt its fishing industry. while in outer space russian cosmonauts have made one of the longest space walks ever spent seven and a half hours outside the international space station bringing a power cable for a new science lab that's set to arrive in a few months time was one of six russian excursions outside the ice this drill for
this year now russian punk band pussy riot received their two year prison sentences for a controversial performance in moscow's christ the savior cathedral one year ago today their actions gave him plenty of support from international musicians but also sparked outrage in russia over what maddie considered was a blessed act. one of the members who is free and looked at how the group's actions affected society. you could tina some would say that she is the only member of controversial pussy riot the punk band that walked free the other two money and ideas that the are still serving their prison terms on february twenty first last year the masked band members stormed into moscow's christ the savior cathedral and performed their so-called punk prayer the protest was widely seemed to be directed against one individual russia's president but some would say which claims the act
was aimed at highlighting problems within the russian orthodox church just. as protest was directed against the policies of the russian orthodox church and of our state leadership because they managed into one entity we never stood a guest religion or the church as a religious institution of course it has all the rights to exist but a secular state the church cannot force its views onto the general public. ten days after the eccentric display the previously unknown band was catapulted into the global headlines. pussy riot punk prayer happened amidst a large just protest movement in russia since the early one nine hundred ninety s. it may have even gone barely noticed had they not been arrested that caused huge public resonance not only at home but abroad as well madonna red hot chili peppers franz ferdinand and a handful of other well known musicians joined hundreds globally in protesting against the riots two year prison sentence for hooliganism and inciting religious hatred at home though many saw it differently. than you the post it's
unacceptable it's an act of gross blasphemy a targeted attack. it's a horrible crime and a nation that allows such things to go unpunished has no future the most recent poll on the boosie right sentence by the service center live on the suggested that the majority respondents supported the verdict but almost forty percent believe that putting them in prison was a step too far that stance was shared even by some within the russian orthodox church which had to weigh it off considering they performed in not just any temple but also in a memorial to soldiers fallen in the eight hundred twelve war against napoleon i feel that having a trial was the right thing that is to draw attention to negativity but giving them prison terms was excessive we should have sent them on an education course to mend their perception instead. since the. a year ago russia has adopted
a law criminalizing those who insult the religious beliefs of others a step deemed necessary by the authorities in order to prevent such things from happening again some time behind bars will not stop with the riots which has already turned into a thriving global brand giving more performances whether they will be. will become clear once the two other members walk out of prison in march next year. moscow. now only an airboat a line as well at r.t. dot com we have all our headline stories plus much more so let's take a look at what's waiting for you there. following the nine eleven terrorist attacks on the us washington said its nuclear facilities were more than capable of withstanding a similar assault but a new study now claims over one hundred american reactors are vulnerable to an airborne attack find more details of their report online. area fifty one
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people like to hold it they sure like their beautiful people or rivers coming down long term so you it's all about health so yeah it is a weird total fools but you think experts say it's a common misconception that bottled water is more pure in cif than tap pure marketing companies are making billions of dollars in selling this product that's more expensive than gasoline at this point to people and so they they definitely benefit from people thinking that tap water is safe it's a wonder. why because they simply can get away with it. the think outside the bottle campaign is one of an increasing number of groups challenging the corporations for the past three decades the bottled water industry namely coke pepsi and that's really have attempted to convince us that the only place to get clean and safe water is out of a bottle we all know is not true because it water industry is really aggressively
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between one and two million cars a year this will keep up unless perceptions change and we have a population growing so we're going to buy more and more bottle of water and more and more brand coming in every day pure pure of the water with it it's not just bottled water low it's like water with water with energy activists it's time to break the myth and for consumers to change habits before water is a human right is lost who is it that we want to be providing our water is. that our. water for profit or is it in fact that we want our own democratically governed. to be the ones that are providing us water if we take into account the huge price markups for a product that's available in most polls as well as the health environmental and regulation concerns it might be a good time to stop and think does one really need this considering life on earth existed without plastic bottles just a few decades ago or is the trend just to be resisted. to stop the flow and they
said you're going to. you're. well here today here on our team and up next abby martin with breaking the set. the video game company of heroes two is facing a lot of heat from gamers inside the former soviet union in fact fourteen thousand people thus far have taken the time to sign a change dot org petition to get the game removed from former communist shelves across the land why are people so mad this looks like some sort of world war two game i mean and this type of game there isn't going to be any murdering of hookers or virtual rampaging through cities with rocket launchers so why did they start
a petition for you to blogger called the bad comedian made a detailed twenty five minute video depicting all the gross historical inaccuracies and exaggerations throughout the game but he prefers the soviet army as a pack of slave driving before with every soviet officer wanting nothing more than to shoot his own soldiers in the back or send them to the gulag forthwith according to polygon dot com the game exploits rare moments in the wars history like some very limited battles or soviet soldiers went in unarmed and made it look as if sitting right fullest infantry directly into machine gun fire was part of the soviet army manual maybe it is a bit oversensitive to flip out over a dumb video game but lies repeated often enough will become true in the minds of millions of people who play the game and that's why you can't back down when it comes to historical falsification but that's just my opinion.
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hey guys i'm having martin and this is breaking that it's no secret that auburn grave is one of the worst scars left on america's moral legacy the prison was host to the brutal torture and aggregation of hundreds of detainees few months ago four of those torture victims came forward with a lawsuit against the cia international a defense contractor who was running the prison they were hoping for some sort of compensation for the torture humiliation and abuse a incurred while their while when the without lawsuit was filed i spoke to a.t.c. legal director robert are you who is assisting the case right here in breaking the set. theory and everything from having dogs sit there on the experience having good but bodily harm emotional harm so these these individuals were the victims these individuals were the victims in the pictures the ones that we've seen in the images that have been plastered across the world that's who these individuals represent to spite their efforts a federal judge eventually dismissed the lawsuit citing that obvious grave is overseas and therefore outside of u.s. jurisdiction interesting logic considering how is the u.s.
military. isn't but it's a complete dismissal of this case is not bad enough it gets much worse because you see now the defense contractor c.s.c. i is turning around and sue we then yep the giant corporation is trying to sue the four victims for compensation for a series of legal fees associated with their original lawsuit are you kidding me apparently it wasn't good enough to get away scot free after running a torture chamber now corporations trying to take away even more from these victims than it already has if this doesn't show the utter disregard these contractors have for human life i don't really know what does but should we expect anything more than the u.s. government gives them complete immunity for the war crimes if this twist of justice pisses you off to join me it's time to break the set. a little more of yourself or should i be like.